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The War of the Worlds




This is the 1938 radio broadcast of Orson Welles "War of the Worlds".


1 - The War of the Worlds
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Reviewer: reddwarf4ever - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 8, 2015
Subject: Download guide
Just right click on the file and chose save file as
Reviewer: el_gallo_azul - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 7, 2015
Subject: This is quite good
After more than 13 years of listening to various genres of podcasts, this is still the one of the best I've ever heard.
Reviewer: tubular tom - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 15, 2015
Subject: download options?
janlappa, I have the same problem if I click on any of the mp3 options on this or any other Archive page - another window opens and the file will only play in the embedded player. It won't allow me to save it, even after I change the Firefox settings: Tools>Options>Applications>change all the Content Types with MP3 in the name to Save File.

It DOES allow me to change other content types (M3U, Ogg Vorbis) from playing to saving or vice versa. I don't know why MP3 is different. Try this instead. Click on the ZIP option instead. That should allow you to save instead of play.

Unfortunately, for some Archive pages, I have to save the whole zip file, extract what I want, then delete what I don't want instead of only saving what I wanted to begin with. Same thing happens in Internet Explorer. Can anyone else shed some light on this?
Reviewer: janlappa - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 1, 2015
Subject: download options?
Great quality! It says "download options" however, and I can't seem to donwload it - just starts playing it. Was hoping to burn it on a cd for my dad.
Reviewer: jhentai - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 21, 2015
Subject: brilliant
wonderful! thank you!
Reviewer: Supermoney - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 12, 2013
Subject: Wow!!
All I can say is that this is extraordinary!! The quality is great giving for what they had to work with. I noticed you can also download it from here: http://mp3attic.com/mp3/war_of_the_worlds.html
Reviewer: Lucy leave 896 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 6, 2012
Subject: Legendary recording
Try this song about wotw: http://archive.org/details/TheBalladOfOrsonWells
Reviewer: Mr&MrsDavies - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 28, 2011
Subject: Excellent research resource
Thank you for making this available, I've just listened to it to provide background for an assignment for my communications course.
Reviewer: rek550 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 21, 2010
Subject: Help
How can I download this broadcast?
Reviewer: Thomas Dänhardt - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 16, 2010
Subject: Thankyou TONS
This was the very thing I was looking for, thankyou so much for uploading this, this gave me a Really good Retro-Perspective of the '30, and 60 minutes of my life well spend.

It seems totally incredible that this transmission made the entire nation panic, yet I'm not surprised once done hearing it.

Summary:
Perfect Sound Quality, Good Amusement, Draws Your Attetion, Very Interresting, Completely worth the time Spend.
Reviewer: Lemonpieman - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 15, 2010
Subject: Incredible
Absolutely captivating, couldn't do anything for an hour until this finished.
Reviewer: Samurai_Al - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 11, 2009
Subject: My two cents
The audio quality of this mp3 is perfect. The actual program content was so captivating, I don't recommend trying to listen in your car. This will dominate your attention.

I was planning to test it to see if it would play, and I ended up taking in the entire hour. It stays on my mp3 player now and every once and again I dig it up.

I listen to a lot of old time radio and I have a fair idea of what it may have sounded like to listen to the news in 1938. I'm stunned how close this sounds (most of it) to a news broadcast. I totally understand the mass panic that went along with this programs original airing.

No words can describe this experience. You must listen.
Reviewer: i_d_simpson - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 10, 2009
Subject: Can't believe it's only been downloaded 6000 times
This is brilliant theatre. You have to listen.
Reviewer: ChefJLo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 2, 2009
Subject: Thank You!
A little noisy, but it was 60 years ago...
Reviewer: russbrady22 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 20, 2008
Subject: Very Good Quality
I just had to comment that this is a very good quality mp3 encode of this classic broadcast. Also, I believe this is the complete original, with no new material added. Thank you for uploading this.
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